Thursday, October 25, 2012

Country Day Hat for the Loom

 This stylish hat has some great techniques to add to your loom knitting repertoire. The brim will show you how to shape fabric and wrap pegs with short rows; the band demonstrates how different knit stitches may be used to shape and turn knitting, and the crown of the hat has a simple diamond bobble design that lets you play with texture on a stockinette background. The pattern has variations for large, half and small gauge looms in seven different sizes: 41 and 42 pegs in 3/4” gauge; 48 pegs in 5/8” gauge; 59, 60 and 66 pegs in 1/2 ” gauge; and 72 pegs in 3/8” gauge.

Please let me know how you like this pattern from Invisible Loom. 
Country Day Hat   $3.00 US
$12.00 US  
Copyright 2012 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All rights reserved.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

On and Off the Loom

Just off of my loom are two asymmetrical color work scarves. The first photo shows the "Gemstone" scarf (before the ends were woven in) made from Knit Picks City Tweed DK, "Desert Sage".  
The second photo shows the "Jewelry Box Scarf" while blocking, made from a brown fingering weight alpaca/wool blend, and Madelinetosh Merino Light in "Posey". 

On the loom and shown in the third photo, a lace cowl using the 90 peg CinDwood 1/2 inch gauge small afghan loom. The yarn is "graduate dyed" lace weight from Tri'Coterie; it starts out white, and will end up a deep pink, gradually changing color from one end to the other.
The last photo shows "Josie's Sweater" from the October Ravelry Loom-a-long. We are having a lot of fun making these little sweaters, and you are welcome to join the loom-a-long anytime during October. 
What's on your loom?
The Shapely Loom: Innovations for Loom Knitting  ebook $12.00 US 

Copyright 2012 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All Rights Reserved.